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on hurricane sandy disaster relief assistance. host: joining us now stephen ellis. welcome. there were concerns about a bill considering the emergency funding as to what was added to it. was was the main concern of that? guest: there is a nucleus of that that is critical in sandy aid. they just passed $9.6 billion. but there is important sandy aid for the victims but there was other money for other natural disasters. host: how much money? guest: it could be tens of billions of dollars. a lot of times they watch over it so they could provide nearly a billion dollars to do some dredging on the waterways. maybe all of that would go to new york harbors, maybe half of that. so it is hard to tell what was not sandy specific. host: some include over a billion dollars for highways and trains. $800 million for federal harbor and dredging projects which you mentioned. we'll look at the other parts but why were these kind of things added to the bill for hurricane sandy? guest: there are budget caps on the regular budget once you designate something emergency it is free money. it does not count it counts t
ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
understand why they have this thing for this in the hurricane relief. -- this thing for the sandy hurricane relief. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw all the earmarks. excuse me? you expect me to pay $64 billion to go to connecticut and new jersey. $40 billion of it is earmarked. lop that off and give them the rest. i would like to know every member of congress that put those in there. i was so angry. host: you can watch it when the house dabbles -- gavels in in about 2.5 hours. this, from our twitter page. this is on our facebook page. we are watching the debate in the senate on the filibuster rule. there's a story available online at thehill.com. they say it should require them to hold the floor and debate if they want to block legislation. carl levin favors a more modest reform and has recruited republicans to negotiate a solution. junior democrats say unless lawmakers are required to sustain life floor debates, the chamber will remain. blocked most of the time. harry reid addressed that on the floor yesterday. [video clip] >> we have been occupied with other matters, including th
after the fiscal cliff. and tomorrow's promised vote on aide for victims of super storm sandy. plus, the students of sandy hook elementary head back to school for the first time since last month's massacre in newtown. >> they wanted to see their teachers and they just want, like we all want, normalcy. >> jon: across the line in new york, a legal battle is brewing over a newspaper's controversial request to publish the names of gun permit holders. tonight, a county clerk stands his ground. >> that's seriously not even funny. >> dramatic winter rescue after a half dozen people fall into a frozen lake. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. house speaker john boehner hangs on to his gavel and a new congress gets to work after a wild ending to the last congress. the speaker was facing opposition from some of his fellow republicans over the fiscal cliff deal and for scrapping a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy. at one point today more than two dozen house republicans said they might not vote to reelect him as speaker. that could have been enough to force a second ballot for the
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
house, right? >> i am not. >> your house flooded during hurricane sandy? >> yes, it did. >> how do you respond watching this go down? >> it's very disheartening. everyone in government constantly reaches out to us saying were we're there for you and we'll do everything we can to help you and here we are at day 68 and we have not received anything from our insurance companies. we've had all our adjusters come out. but now we're watching our government officials say -- it doesn't matter if there's not enough money to pay your claims. it's not important enough. so we're going to push this off. we're at day 68, and everyone is displaced. people cannot get back into their homes. >> well, i think that one is that it was pure politics. no doubt about it. it was another package that was bog to pass with a -- it was going to pass with the minority of the majority and that was an issue. part of the problem is, it shouldn't have taken this long. we should have been debating this a lot earlier. the president didn't submit his package to the congress until december 7th so it was well after the stor
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
and howard fineman with the latest on all of that. >>> and later, the house passes a partial sandy relief bill, but not without republican opposition. liz winsted weighs in on the sandy 67. stay tuned. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." our country really is on the verge of one of the most important financial discussions that we have ever had. yet republicans are planning to hold americans hostage by using the debt court of appealing to cut the big three, go after the entitlements. the only move they have is to spread misinformation in a desperate attempt to gain support, because if you look at every poll, they don't have the support that the president has. meanwhile, president obama is going to need to show what leverage he has. the white house is going to need to position itself perfectly in order to prevent a financial collapse from happening. the american people and the president are on one side of the table, the hostage-taking republicans on the other side. how is it all going to work out? let's turn tonight to eugene robinson from the "washington post" and nbc news political analyst
vote for speaker of the house and how the 113th congress could crash the economy. >>> plus, the sandy relief disgrace continues. >> your two senators packed this with pork. the speaker made the right decision. >> i'll talk to a business owner who can't survive until house republicans act quickly. >>> and the president has called bill o'reilly's bluff and raised his taxes. >> if barack obama begins taxing me more than 50%, which is very possible, i don't know how much longer i'm going to do this. >> tonight we bid a fond farewell to the mayor of cable news. >> i like my job, but there comes a point when taxation becomes oppressive. >> good to have you with us tonight folks. thanks for watching. the next fight over our economic future is under way. republicans are making sure the fight is dirty. president obama and congressional democrats do not have any time to celebrate the fiscal cliff deal they reached earlier this week. in about two months the country will reach its spending limit. republicans already announced their intentions to hold the debt ceiling hostage once again. >> i thin
sort of sandy hair dye. john would get furious at him because he did not do what he wanted and he is one of those precise people who has been really good to me and when my husband died he was there, came to receiving that night. he has always been there for me. he went to washington for the bill signing. that is interesting too. he was in court and his wife, he had a system that worked. a plane ticket from atlanta to washington to baltimore because her mother lives in baltimore. she flew in -- there's a thousand dollar plane ticket waiting for you, you fly out there and go to that bill signing. he really had a good time. he enjoyed himself and got a lot out of people and it was good but somebody asked what he did for clothes. he said he didn't have a bag, but started at oxford. he had fresh clothes and it was good. he was hair, a washington attorney was there and cam russell went to italy with me because john was the first choice because he couldn't end court trial and he didn't go and his harvard student, he lost the biggest case of his life and won a trip to italy. i tell people
because the ma major work of helping th victims much sandy is still ahead of us. bit more from e senator schumer yesterday talking about votes taken or lack of vote by paul ryan on the house bill and getting his comments. [video clip] >> flood insurance is an obligation of the federal government. in other words, people who pay flood insurance have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year and in return the federal government says if you are flooded we will reimburse you for the damage you suffer. so i don't understand why anyone would not want to vote for that provision. i haven't heard congressman ryan's reasoning. >> [inaudible]? >> that is just terribly harsh to a homeowner who lost his home. should they sit around and wait two years and lose their lives until we reform the promise? in is nothing wrong reforming the program but to hold the homeowners who desperately need this money and have paid in for this money as almost hostage to reform? that is unconscionable. that is wrong. and i would hope congressman ryan would reconsider. host: senator schumer from yesterday. yo
in the connecticut after the sandy hook school shooting, there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats suggest the time to act is now. >> we will not allow, and the public will allow the normal to be mass shootings every month. >> the top senate republican says there are higher priorities >> the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that will dominate the congress between now and the end of march none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority and spending and debt are going to have a the next two or three months. >> white house aides say mr. obama plans to move forward the agenda in a timely fashion. leading republicans say in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority, suggesting the gop is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. lou: thank you very much, as always. our chief congressional correspondent. senate majority leader harry reid apologizing after saying last week that hurricane katrina was nothing in comparison to what happens to the people of new york and new jersey during hurricane sandy. his comments drew a sharp rebu
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
since the sandy hook elementary school shooting. it was crafted to be as normal of a day as possible. >> reporter: this morning school buses picked up students in newtown. less than three weeks after a gunman killed 26 at sandy hook elementary school, classes resumed. >> the kids got off the bus. a lot were happy to see friends. >> reporter: this school is now renamed sandy hook elementary school. signs welcomed the students to help them feel comfortable. their desks were brought from the old campus to the new school and parents was able to stay with the children today. >> counselors, therapy dogs. parents. everybody was happy to get back in the swing of things. >> reporter: having police guarding the school. today checking i.d.es. >> we don't want them to think this is a police state. this is a school. >> reporter: connecticut's governor announced a new commission to review gun laws, mental health support and school safety. >> we don't know the cause behind this tragedy and we probably never will. not in a way that will make sense of what happened on that day. but that cannot be an
, superstorm sandy, flooding, wildfires. it was record heat and a forecast of more to come. and another program note for you, richard nixon remembered, on his 100th birthday. the richard nixon foundation is marking the 100th birthday of the 37 u.s. president with a gala and union. we will cover that event at 8:30 p.m. tonight on c-span2. mary in georgia, a nurse. what are your thoughts? caller: i'm sorry, i cannot hear you, i have the flu. host: what are your thoughts? caller: i had been getting the flu shot up until this year. i went to delaware and came home with the flu. first, i want to mention that health-care workers who see the patients in hospitals or doctors offices or clinics and other areas, the first line exposure are schools, shopping centers, those are the people i feel should get -- be required to get the flu shot. the first line exposure, not after they get to the health care system. that's the way i feel. and a lot of patients in hospitals get sick from people coming in from the outside bringing them in. they should have to prove they had a flu shot to visit. host: and we have
of fiscal cliff legislation and scrapping vote for hurricane sandy relief bill. there is the editorial this morning. this is from the washington times. the editorial concludes with these words, when republican regained control of the house two years ago, they opened the new congress with members reading the entire u.s. constitution aloud on the floor for the first time. a spokesman say they will continue the tradition on january 14th. will this congress be any different? that's our question and dave is joining us from rome, georgia, democrat line good morning. caller: , i actually don't believe the congress will be any better. john boehner allowed the house to vote its will for the simple fact, if you have people up there who are against government, they are basically up there on the republican side in order to get their check like joe walsh and people like this who got voted out. everyone gets unemployment checks. everyone draws social security. the difference republicans trying to make it seem like it's democrats. when you do that as democrat, you help everyone in the country. whe
justice is in jeopardy in new york. all thanks to superstorm sandy. >>> partisan, unpopular, ineffective. just some of the words used to describe congress. all morning long we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >>> what lawmaker is introducing controversial sex election legislation along with three other bills next week? we'll talk with him. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military
friday that he made about hurricane sandy. >> people of engler. >> louisiana senator david viter says harry reid revealed himself to be an idiot. this time gravely insulting the gulf coast residents. katrina and sandy were horribly destructive storms and by any measure katrina was the worst natural disaster in history. it cost 1800gettes and $1.8 billion in daniel. sandy caused 131 deaths and $65 billion in daniel. reid says he simply misspoke. >>> here is a stark contrast. pentagon assessment of the planned budget cut as part of fiscal cliff deal and sequester would yep diaz national security. and a $247,000 float in tournament of roses parade. the "washington guardian" rolls last week was the first time the pentagon sponsored float in the parade. lawmakers hoping to trim the budget are looking everywhere. you may remember defense secretary leon panetta wrote the impact of the planned cuts would be the e stating saying we'd have to redoubt the size of the military sharply. in a lengthy statement to fox news, pentagon chocked up expenses to recruiting young people and honoring veteran
nights, no mention in most of the reporting that i saw until afterwards about the aid for hurricane sandy and i wonder if that was an oversight and everybody was focused on one thing and forgot unless you live in new york or new jersey $60,000 that was supposed to be voted on and wasn't. >> i didn't talk about it very much on tv. we did write stories on it on cnn.com. our congressional producer wrote a story when the senate passed it. but part of the reason we didn't focus on it that much is because we were told by eric cantor's office and those who were really shepherding it that it was going to happen. it was really, genuinely, a last-minute move by john boehner to pull it. that's why it sent all of us in the media, the governor of new jersey into a tizzy. >> washington has a hard time doing more than one thing at once. that goes -- >> i can say the same thing about the media. hurricane sandy and the devastation that it unleashed, particularly in the states of new york and new jersey and else where was a huge story, but now it's kind of faded and everybody has moved on, unless you live
on the horizon? what does this have to do with superstorm sandy? we'll tell you. martha: new concerns whether president obama's pick for defense secretary might signal a return to a troubling time in u.s. history. we're going to talk about that. bill and i will be right after . [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. martha: well back in court more than one year after the most high-profile murder trial in recent history. casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old little girl, kaley, back in 2011. her lawyers plan to appeal lying to the authorities. remember she said her daughter had been kidnapped by a baby-sitter named zenida? remember that story? it took up a lot of time and energy for that investigation. all of that drew widespread media attention. found eventually not too far from the family's ho
at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut last month the nra said to place a good guy with a gun -- >> some of those at fort ord. >> stephanie: right. also columbine. she says i recently visited some latin-american countries that mesh with the nra's vision where guards with guns grace every lobby, storefront, atm and restaurant and gas station. has not made the countries saner or better. guatemala, honduras, venezuela have some of the highest homicide rates in the world. >> what a coincidence. >> stephanie: oh no. you mean wayne lapierrre could be wrong about something? a society that is relying on guys with guns to stop violence is a sign of a society where institutions have broken down said an expert, it is shocking to hear anyone in the united states considering a solution mald make it seem more like colombia. somalia. perfect. as guns proliferate legally and illegally, people seem more terrorized in guatemala. riding a public bus is a risky business. more than 500 bus drivers have been killed in robberies since 2007 which tracks organized crime in the americas to c
and compared the devastation caused by superstorm sandy to that of hurricane katrina. while taking lawmakers to task for not approving sandy relief sooner, reid said katrina was nothing in comparison to sandy. in fact, katrina was responsible for more than 1,800 deaths. sandy claimed at least 113 lives. >> probably smart to give that apology for harry reid there. >> absolutely. >>> it is 5:19 in the morning. time for "early read," your local news making national headlines. to connecticut, the mayor of stratford wants a new school that's going to be built there to be named for victoria soto. you'll remember she was the first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary who tried desperately to shield her students from adam lanza's murderous rampage. soto was one of the six adults killed along with 20 children. she was 27 years old. she was a lifelong resident of stratford, connecticut. this was the woman who grew up wanting to be a teacher, and she achieved that goal and by all accounts she was a marvelous educator. >>> who can forget -- or you can forget about landing tickets to this year's inaugu
are hurricane sandy related. and maybe as you get some federal aid flowing in the northeast some of those jobs will continue again. when you look within the sectors, you can see basically steady for everybody except the african-american unemployment rate, ali, jumped up to 14%. it's been volatile. but you can see the structural disparities here between some of the different worker groups. quite frankly, the great recession just made that worse, quite frankly. this is over the past year. remember in the spring how worried we were about that weak jobs report indicating very, very difficult in the election season about who was going to reverse this? but look, now you're seeing this -- i would call this businesses carefully hiring, but, you know, they're waiting for something really to unlock the genie out of the bottle and haven't seen it yet. >> christine, let's join this conversation with diane swonk, chief economist at mesereau financial. you and i have talked about this. i've been saying the u.s. is poised for an economic renaissance with this energy boom and things going on in housing and ma
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. >> they did pass something today and are going to do a bizarre two-step process january 18 with sandy aid and then an amendment that is even bigger than the bill itself and try to pass one of those and send it be to the senate where it is entirely uncertain what is going to happen there. gwen: and the deal closer in this was joe biden? >> yeah. he was on the sidelines to is it -- some extent for a while. he wasn't out front the way he had been. part of that, of course, is because this was seen as being a house deal and biden is a senate guy. come the end of boehner and it goes to the senate, mcconnell spends three or four minutes deciding he can't talk with harry reid and picks up the phone and says joe, is there anybody over there that can cut a deal? this remarkable series of 13, 14, 15 phone caults over the next 24 hours in which these go lions, long-standing members of the washington establishment cut through all the sturm und drang and come up with this deal. suddenly biden is the center of the action again. the head of the gun control quick review task force. and as you said, there
called demand a plan toned gun violence. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to staund to the gun lobby? >> that's not all roxanna green has to say. i spoke to her earlier tonight. >> roxanna, you appear in a new ad from mayors against illegal guns, in which you say, i have one question for political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? do you believe that the time has come, that political leaders are ready to stand up? >> absolutely. i am very confident that our leaders in washington are going to do something. they already are. president obama and vice president biden are already -- have already formed a committee, and i'm very confident they will come up with a solution right away. >> and to be clear, you and your husband both own guns. your husband's a hunter. so you're not against gun ownership, correct? >> oh, absolutely not. we believe strongly in the
leadership in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. no doubt about it, he stood up to his party for their actions and how they didn't do what they were supposed to do early on to get relief from congress. but now is the time for real leadership, passing the buck on to the entertainment industry, governor, is nothing but a cop-out. it's a great way to divert attention from a politically delicate situation and difficult position. >> i don't let games like call of duty in my house for ps3 and xbox. that's a decision mary pat and i have made. you cannot tell me sitting in the basement for hours playing call of duty and killing people over and over and over again does not desensitize that child to the real life effects of violence. >> i don't disagree with governor christy. parenting, it's a responsibility. parents have to parent. but there is no legislation to keep a kid from playing video games in this country. christie wants to, if he wants to be in the big leagues when it comes to politics, this is the issue. he should look to his counterpart across the river in new york as an example. >> forget t
criticized harry reid for saying superstorm sandy was worse than hurricane katrina. vitter tweeted, "sadly, harry reid has revealed himself to be an idiot." senator reid said he misspoke. >>> a group critical of president obama's choice of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has purchased the website domain chuckhagel.com. they attack his views on israel and other topics. >>> at the news conference announcing his nomination, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta joked about his decades in washington and his future plans. >>> the time has come for me to return to my wife sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with the different set of nuts. >>> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." now here is bill karins. >> that was good. >> that was a good line. >> i don't think that was scripted. i think that was off the cuff. >> it went over very well. >> wasn't sure if he should say it in front of the president or not. >> he's getting out anyway. >> good morning, everyone. our january thaw continues. it felt like march across much
. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> welcome back, everybody. you are watching "starting point." rush limbaugh speaking out against a liberal attempt to "normalize pedophilia." the conservative radio show host say it could be the next step for those that support gay marriage. >> there is a step to normalize pedophilia, and i guarantee your reaction is what happened with gay marriage. it's become normal. and in certain demographics, it's the most important issue. >> limbaugh citing a column that is quoting researchers that pedophilia is a distijt sexual orientation. and he said that they went easy on kev you know clash, after several men came forward saying they had a relationship with him when they were teenagers. >> why is he talking about pedophi
died at sandy hook which left 26 dead including 20 children. giffords was accompanied by her husband mark kelly. next call is from midland, texas, mary is on the phone. good morning. caller: good morning. i can't hear you. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: i don't think there is a solution to this. the government has never found a solution. to any problem like this. the alcohol problem or any other problem. my life was saved twice by carrying a gun in my car. host: how so? caller: well, the first time was in 1987. i was driving from fort worth to oklahoma city, and this man from falls came up to the side of me and made obscene gestures and tried to run me off the road. i just pulled my gun out from underneath the seat and i showed it to him and he left me alone. secondly, i was out at the park practicing golf and this young man came up and started to threaten me. i walked over to my car and i knew that i was in danger and strapped on my gun, which is in a pack. and when he started toward me i was picking up my golf balls, i pulled my gun out and i pointed it at him and he t
tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> republicans are misleading the public on the real impact of a government shutdown. john nichols on the gop misinformation campaign coming up. >>> and later, after one of the least productive sessions of congress, democrats are taking action to fix the filibuster. senator jeff merkley joins me to discuss his plan for reform. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio monday through friday, noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag edshow. we're copping right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for staying with us. let's have this big discussion about tax reform. nancy pelosi says that congress is done negotiating on tax rates. but
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
including measures that go far beyond a ban on assault weapons just over three weeks after the sandy hook shootings in newtown, connecticut, "the washington post" says vice president biden's task force is seriously looking at widespread measures. among them, establishing universal background checks for gun buyers and a national database to track all gun sales. the group is also exploring ways to strengthen mental health checks and creating harsher penalties for carrying guns near schools. in some cases, the potential measures could be implemented through executive action rather than waiting for congressional approval. and yesterday several prominent republican senators were h hesitant to make stricter gun-control laws their top priority in 2013. >> i think what we need to do first is see what the vice president's group comes up with, what their recommendations are. there will be plenty of time to take a look at their recommendations once they come forward. what's going to dominate washington for the next three months here is going to be spending and debt. >> the reason we're discussing th
to be paul ryan is not a serious person because he voted against of course sandy relief right? he voted to keep people sleeping in their mini vans, because that's for the good of the country and for their own good and of course you said the zombie eyed had it and made sure his constituents knew where to find the sweet government checks. >> yeah, if there was only some kind of device where you can go back and check what they said before. >> stephanie: yes, and you said and people wondered why joe biden kept laughing at him. >> that may be my favorite part of the presidentsal campaign. because it's amazing to me that joe biden doesn't drink. because he has the perfect barroom personality. he looks like he spent his entire life arguing things in barrooms, and it's enormously likable. >> stephanie: it really is. >> so what is the story in washington. your show? >> stephanie: january 19th inauguration weekend. >> oh i will be there and so will my wife. >> stephanie: excellent. love you charlie pierce. >> see you later. [ applause ] >> stephanie: we'll be right back on th
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